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Yosemite National Park Part 2: Yosemite Valley and Glacier Point

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Yosemite Valley

Finally, I am getting around to finishing up my recap of our trip to Yosemite in August 2013.  I’ve been putting it off for a while now, not because there is nothing to share, but because it’s so hard to put into words how I feel about Yosemite.  Both Ryan and I agree that Yosemite is our favorite park that we have visited so far.  There is something so special about it.  Obviously we aren’t the only ones that feel this way.  Last year Yosemite was the third most visited park with almost 4 million visitors. (more…)

National Parks

Mammoth Cave – Thoughts from 300 feet Under.

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Something just doesn’t feel right about sitting on stadium bleachers with 100 other people when you’re 300 feet underground.

My Mom always tells people that I am her child that saw everything as either black or white and my brother tended to see things a little more grey.  When you look at things as only right or wrong, it makes life easy, you don’t have to think, you just do the right thing.  Recently though, I’ve been finding myself in a world that’s turning more and more grey, and to be honest it’s kind of uncomfortable.  It feels as if I’m in a constant state of searching for answers, but there isn’t always a right answer. (more…)